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The Writer

The candle burns down long into the night
Its life waning in a flickering flame
As I etch these ink stains of black on white
On pages that will never be the same

For I will fill this empty space with gold
Treasures - my soul now feels the need to share
Before the embers in this fire grow cold 
I give to you these precious gems so rare

And when this candle dies and darkness falls
My pen will finally rest without regret
Left with the knowledge that I gave it all
My life in words until my dying breath
And in death I will live forevermore
For the pen is mightier than the sword


Written:  April 15, 2011
Elaine Cecelia Geroge, of Canada

The Famous quotation 'The pen is mightier than the sword' was written by:
Edward Buliver-Lytton in 1839.  Those words still live on today, proving that the pen truly is, mightier than the sword.

First place: Brian Strand's 14 line contest
First place:  Razzle Dazzle Contest sponsored by Linda-Marie


Copyright © Elaine George

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  1. Date: 5/29/2014 2:15:00 PM
    Wow!!! This truly is great..:) I remember this as it is very true in Phil history..:) as the writes of the poets and all arouse much more heroes..:) congratulations..:)

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 4:29:00 PM
    Aah hah!! well put Indeed laine real pleasure to read today.."

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 4:19:00 PM
    What a great achievement for a true poet: all three poems getting chosen for the next round, dear Elaine!!! Congratulations and thank you for you comment! Love, iolanda

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 3:54:00 PM
    Nicely penned piece. Yes, the pen is mightier than the sword! Robert.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 11:42:00 AM
    Congratulations Lainie on your three poems being selected for the first round, another gem. Best to you~ Caryl

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:52:00 AM
    Congrats to you too darling friend and good luck. Have been trying to leave here, as I feel so guilty taking up space when I am not active,however, wrote to PS while they were having trouble, so not sure they received my mail. I can always rejoin. Just keep thinking I am going to make it back here and it never quite happens. Anyway, love and hugs and all good things to you my friend, shar xoxoxo

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 8:36:00 AM
    Congratulations Elaine on your three poems capture of the first round. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/28/2011 10:05:00 PM
    I love sonnets Elaine and you did justice with this one. Last two lines are awesome

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 10:40:00 PM
    Yes, this is close to my very favourite, but then its you, isn't it... the writer. beautiful... but still love the violin. Cheers! Lee

  1. Date: 7/16/2011 7:05:00 AM
    What an excellent write my friend. Beautifully said. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 8:02:00 AM
    Beautifully written, I believe your words speak to many of us, thank you...luv shannon

  1. Date: 6/29/2011 5:07:00 AM
    Amazing as always Lainie. Congratulations on your win my dear friend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 8:38:00 PM
    sonnet writing at its best, my dear!! Congrats, belatedly!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on you first place win

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 7:59:00 AM
    Simply wonderful, dear Elaine!! Deserving this 1st place honor!! I'm so glad this won!! :)

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 3:44:00 AM
    Many cograts to you Elaine. I loved this the first time i read it, and it's nice to see it win. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 2:04:00 AM
    This is amazing! Congrats on your well deserved first place win

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 1:26:00 AM
    congrats, elaine... really toppers! :) huggs

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 2:22:00 AM
    think i was jealous that time hahaha! how can i forget to congratulate you on this well deserv'd win dear Elaine. thats a beautiful poem, very creatively expressed. i just realised i did not share my congrats with you a month after the contest was judged. Love!!!!!

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 3:23:00 PM
    Dear Elaine, I love this one; it runs deep and beautiful. So glad you are giving your all - for others to enjoy - so much. Love, Jen

    George   Avatar Elaine George
    Date: 5/17/2011 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Jen, for inspiring me and bringing such joy back into my life. Much love, Elaine